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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-1314
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over...
Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sea Ranch on a Grander scale

This Restaurant has recently been re-modelled but has not lost any of it`s originality especially on the food side. Being Seniors, portions for us are shared, but on this occasion we only shared the appetizer we had full entrees! Most of the menu comes with soup and sides as well as salad of your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Livelygadabouts
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Salford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Salford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This Restaurant has recently been re-modelled but has not lost any of it`s originality especially on the food side. Being Seniors, portions for us are shared, but on this occasion we only shared the appetizer we had full entrees! Most of the menu comes with soup and sides as well as salad of your choice, so value for money is... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome food overall. It is a fine dining experience, so be prepared to pay. Go early, you may have a wait. This restaurant is at the very south end of the island. Really great views of the marina. Not a great place to take kids...... Great staff; kinda slow.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very dark restaurant, however they are undergoing a remodelling! Wide menu choice focusing on seafood (as you would expect!) very generous portions and excellent service.

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Rockdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wanted oysters Rockefeller while on our trip. This restaurant had it so we tried it out. Excellent food, quick and friendly service. Pretty ocean views. a little higher cost wise, but it's well worth it! A must try, we will be back!

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Allen, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just recently, my husband I went to South Padre. My husband and I are always on the hunt for fine dining/gourmet restaurants. We will pay the money for a fine dining, five star restaurant. We know what to expect, with that being said, we researched the best places to eat on the island and decided to come here. First of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We didn't even make it to a table. The parking was atrocious and had to walk from a bait shop. Finally got inside to a 45 minute wait, which wouldn't have been bad, except for the numerous parties who were seated before us that came in AFTER my party of 3, including a party of 7. Staff was ride. Left... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Really sorry to read this, Lori. We would have loved nothing more than to host you and the rest of the party! The restaurant does get crowded, and there's not too much we can do about that, but it seems like there was a bit of confusion when seating you. We do have larger tables reserved for larger parties, so... More 

Pflugerville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very good food and service, staff was very friendly. We were greeted as if they were expecting us. Our orders were correct and the servers got our orders and drinks right!

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rene, I am very happy to hear that we were able to provide you a wonderful dinner! Thank you for the great review. Hope that means you'll be back to enjoy another meal with us soon. All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Port Isabel, Texas
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our daughter came in from Minnesota. The Sea Ranch is among her favorite places so along with a friend we enjoyed a great meal. The artichoke, Parmesan dip. Is a wonderful beginning we recommend it. We celebrated our anniversary with champagne. Our waiter was excellent. Nice ambiance for a fine dinner out.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Sounds like you guys are regulars with us, Shirley. Happy to hear we were able to show you a good meal yet again. Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hotel recommended and we were able to walk so we gave it a shot. We liked the location on the water. Service was good and fast. We were early for dinner and got seated right away. Staff was a little over-bearing - probably because there were not many people there yet. Food came quickly and was good. Overall pleasant experience.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Happy to hear your hotel recommended us, David. Glad we were able to live up to that recommendation. Hope that means you'll be back to visit soon. - Bob Friedman, Owner More 

La Porte
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very nice... Great food... Great view...Great Staff... We ate here 3 Nights while we were there... Be sure to go there on your stay

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

So glad you stopped by 3 times during your stay. Very happy we impressed you enough to keep coming back! Hope you'll be back to see us again soon. - Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-1314
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
  • Phone Number: 956-761-1314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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